• “‘Look At Me, Boy!’: Carnivalesque, Masks, and Queer Performativity in BioShock”

    Author(s):
    Cody Mejeur (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Game Studies, Gender Studies
    Subject(s):
    Queer studies, Game studies, Performativity, Identity, Cultural studies
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Carnivalesque, Masks, Orientation, First-person shooter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TM7212P
    Abstract:
    Book chapter exploring the queering of identity in Bioshock, including analysis of masks and carnivalesque culture in the game. The chapter argues that Bioshock presents an opportunity to queer identity and cultural systems, but forecloses on that possibility and instead reinscribes violence. Finally, the chapter uses its close analysis of the game to suggest both promises and warnings for the study of queerness.
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    Published
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